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John Paul Getty, the oil tycoon said to be the richest man in history, once remarked: "If it appreciates, buy it. If it depreciates, lease it."

Latest News Stories

Below are a list of our recent news stories - which are regularly updated.  Click on a title for more details.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018
This week the Rivers Leasing team attended the 10th Leasing World Awards dinner, where we were shortlisted in two award categories – Innovator of the Year and Top Independent Lessor.
Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Rivers Leasing is to extend its loan note limit from £12m to £25m this month, in line with its plans for sustainable organic growth, and following another year meeting and exceeding targets.
Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Rivers Finance Group, the holding company for Rivers Leasing Plc, has been named in the The Financial Times’ inaugural Future 100 UK Special Report, detailing fast growing UK companies that are also making an impact on their industry or wider society.
Friday, 21 September 2018
We live in a world where everyone’s a brand and there’s always something to celebrate on social media, but at Rivers Leasing our achievements are more about sustainable growth than shiny bells and whistles...
Monday, 3 September 2018
There has been quite a bit of news about the contraction of discretionary spending this summer, but that it is not a generalisation that should be made across all sectors.
Monday, 20 August 2018
In the July issue of Broker World, Rivers Leasing spoke about the core values that have helped us to build the business we are proud of to date.
Monday, 6 August 2018
Let’s enjoy the summer holiday; it’s 30 degrees in the UK after all, so it seems anything could happen!
Monday, 16 July 2018
Up until Wednesday, football fever pitch had England in its grip. However, even amidst the disappointment it is clear that our collective love of The Beautiful Game is woven into the fabric of the UK, so much so that we have even been able to draw parallels with the world of asset finance - bear with us.
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Complaint and compliment - two such similar looking words with such completely different meanings, and yet, in customer service, there is a special kind of alchemy that can bind the two.
Monday, 18 June 2018
What a year it has been for the Royal family. A monumental wedding, Prince Charles’s 70th birthday, and now the Queen’s birthday has also passed as another happy celebration. Even the sun put his hat on for the occasion.
Monday, 4 June 2018
So 25th May has been and gone, with much anticipation and many headless chickens. Thank heavens for the well timed Bank Holiday weekend that allowed us all the breathing space to recover… and sift through our emails.
Monday, 14 May 2018
Rivers Leasing’s Business Operations Manager, Rishi Shah, is a central figure in our team. Having joined in the early days of the company, one of his main responsibilities is the front line underwriting of lease and loan proposals. Here he talks about what sets Rivers Leasing apart as a financier and as a place to work…
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
No man is an island, and that truth can also be said of businesses.
Monday, 9 April 2018
Independent, niche asset finance funder, Rivers Finance Group the holding company of Rivers Leasing Plc, has been ranked in the FT1000: Europe's Fastest Growing Companies for the second year running.
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
The end of the financial year sparks all kinds of change, in addition to a wealth of business admin, and for many of us it can a time of anxiety as well as opportunity.
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Having joined Rivers Leasing in January as a Non-Executive Director, Stephen Bassett’s background in senior management and directorship roles and organisations across the world of finance, including his last full time role as Managing Director of Arkle Finance, have given him a unique perspective on the industry. Here we asked him to explain a little more about what he has learned across his 45 year career and what attracted him to Rivers Leasing…
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
At Rivers, 2018 started on a high note with the appointment of Stephen Bassett, former Managing Director of Arkle Finance, as Non-Executive Director. What you may not have known is that Stephen is our second Non-Executive Director, joining the team alongside Michael Friend who has been working with Rivers Leasing for a number of years.
Thursday, 18 January 2018
This week, independent niche asset nance funder Rivers Leasing, has announced the appointment of Stephen Bassett, former Managing Director of Arkle Finance, as Non-Executive Director.
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
‘Razzle Dazzle ‘em, and they'll make you a star!’ trills Billy Flynn in the West End’s Chicago, as glitter rains from the ceiling. However, while the sparkle of the stage calls during the festive season and businesses clamour to squeeze the last penny from every eager customer with special offers, to what extent do short term gains herald long term losses?
Monday, 27 November 2017
While rapid up-selling as you purchase new electronics for much loved family members may equate to giddier smiles around the Christmas tree, speedy escalation isn’t always more favourable than steady growth, particularly when it comes to business.
Monday, 30 October 2017
This week Rivers Leasing has launched a £3 million Loan Notes investment opportunity with Crowdstacker to the public, offering investors the chance to earn a fixed 6.5% gross p.a. return over three years.  Crowdstacker is an award win...
Monday, 23 October 2017
Rivers Leasing plc is a niche, fast growing, independent leasing and finance business in Harrow, North West London and we are looking for a new member to join the team.
Monday, 9 October 2017
Rivers Finance Group Plc (RFG) the parent company of Rivers Leasing has today announced that Broker Manager Tim Shand has been promoted to Business Development Director with immediate effect.
Friday, 8 September 2017
We are all familiar with the 80/20 rule – where 80% of your business is more than likely generated from 20% of your customer base, but what about the 80% of customer left behind?
Tuesday, 8 August 2017
At Rivers we are a small team, but we work together to produce results which are bigger than the constituent parts, and we enjoy doing so.
Monday, 10 July 2017
FinTech, ‘robo advisors’ and a general leaning towards financial technologies and digitisation are natural progressions in a world where even contraception can now officially be done digitally, but, when it comes to finances at least, who does it all benefit? ‘It’s not just about digitising money, it’s about monetising data,’ come the cries of the converted, and of course, there is a definite place for automated processes; they’re more cost effective and in terms of managing vast swathes of clientele and their information, it’s more efficient as well. In fact, with huge customer bases, automation has to be used to make the economics work. But with the greatest will in the world, it’s not very personal and it doesn’t allow for much individuality. If you don’t fit into a tick box, what does digitisation do for you?
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
The media is still reeling and most of us aren’t entirely sure what the election results really mean, but those of us with businesses to run can’t sit at home worrying. We, no doubt like our political leaders, need to think about the ways in which to move forward, or at least do a little buffering. Thankfully, the election provides us with fertile ground for lessons learned, from all parties…
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Politics continues to take centre stage in 2017 it seems, as Brexit surges towards implementation, the snap general election looms and France has a new President-elect in the form of Emmanuel Macron - a former investment banker no less. Theresa May seems confident of her position in the polls but who really knows what the result will be until the ballot papers are counted. Certainly tensions are rising and anxiety has the capacity to loom large in business as well as in our personal lives, should we let it and unless we have a plan.
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